Friday, 1 June 2012

Retro 70’s and vintage 1940’s photo shoot success

Admiral Costumes are delighted to have been part of a professional photo shoot organised by Kerry from Ella May Vintage, on location in the grounds of Experience the Country in Newton Longville.

Ella May is a gorgeous 70’s retro van ideal for hiring out for weddings, parties and picnics. What could be nicer to celebrate your special event than hiring a unique retro van that can be themed to your choice, having a themed picnic and dressing in themed clothing to complete your day.

Kerry’s son and his girlfriend Amber made natural models and looked the part in authentic 70’s flared jeans, waistcoats and accessories selected from Admiral Costumes’ extensive retro clothing range. Lisa, currently starring in the west end, added glamour with a stylish 70’s kaftan sequinned and floaty summer dress.

The young models worked really well together to provide some fantastic shots for professional photographer, Sally Crane.

Further interest was added by a superb vintage Daimler provided by Bev Short. “We’ve had the car for 18 years,” said Bev proudly, “and we absolutely love it.”  The models did too and some great pictures were taken inside and out of both vehicles.

Authentic 70’s styling by Janice from The Dandelion House, both inside the van and on the set, completed the retro look and it really felt that we were on a 70’s picnic.

A step back in time was created by impressive hair and make up stylist, LipstickCurls who did a magical job in turning the 70’s hairstyles into 1940’s rolled hairstyles typical of the period in an incredibly short space of time.

Jo from Rubies Vintage Teas expertly re-styled the van for the 1940’s using her extensive collection of props and accessories to provide some more superb shots for Sally.

“It makes perfect sense for us all to work together,” said Jo, “if anyone hires the van for a vintage day out, then they may want a vintage picnic and vintage clothing to complete their day.”

It has been a wonderful opportunity for a set of talented business ladies to work together to produce a set of photographs that will be used over the next few months to complement all our businesses and more shoots are planned with ideas for vintage weddings, 50’s and 60’s eras.

We all look forward to working together again soon on another exciting project.

For more information on the shoot please contact 

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